Patricia Schmidt wins maiden LET Event

LET rookie takes top spot in Belgium

Mizuno’s Patricia Isabel Schmidt (27) has won her first Ladies European Tour event with a closing of 66 (-6) to win the 2023 Belgian Ladies Open by two shots at Naxhelet Golf Club.  The German talent is an LET rookie – having only secured her card through the LET Access Tour last season.

Schmidt won playing Mizuno ST-G 220 driver (9 degree), Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi (2,3,4), Mizuno Pro 223 (5-PW) and T22 wedges (50/54/58).

With her first win, Schmidt jumps from 84th to eighth in the 2023 Race to Costa del Sol.

Schmidt played a unique set up with 3 Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi long irons.

I don’t really have any words to say right now! I was just so nervous on the last tee.  I really felt like I was shaking when I had to line my putt.

I wasn’t aware of my position at all. I saw the leaderboard out there once, but I didn’t see it clearly enough. I just saw the colours of a flag and thought it looked like a Spanish flag. The eagle on 14 was nice. I hit a really good drive and then only had an eight-iron in.

My dad was caddying today. He was joining me for the first time ever since I started playing golf, because I was flying to Brussels and my dad had a week off, so he picked me up and took my bag with me. I guess it all kind of worked out!

This win will give me a lot of trust and confidence. I came from LETAS last year and played quite well. Then I struggled at the beginning of this year and put myself under a lot of pressure, so I knew okay, I need to show that I belong here instead of just playing. This will help a lot to give me that confidence.

In the US Jiwon Jeon, another #MizNextGen emerging talent was also claiming her first Epson Tour win – on her 26th birthday.  Jiwon won by two shots at the Inova Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship.

Jiwon Jeon with her first Epson Tour win – on her 26th birthday.

This is the best birthday present ever and my game feels really good.  It just gave me a lot of confidence and a lot of hype. Winning on your birthday weekend is just crazy, but I am very proud of myself for what I did this week, and I will keep trying to that going forward.

Jiwon Jeon played Mizuno JPX923 Tour irons, T22 wedges (50/54/58) and ST-X 230 driver.

Mizuno ST-X 230 Driver played by Jiwon Jeon

Mizuno JPX923 Tour played by Jiwon Jeon

Mizuno T22 wedge – 50 degree in Denim Copper

Mizuno T22 54 degree in Denim Copper

Mizuno T22 58 degree in Denim Copper